SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Scottsdale Police and Silent Witness have announced a reward of up to $11,000 for information leading to the arrest of suspect or suspects in a baseball memorabilia burglary at Scottsdale's Don and Charlie's Restaurant.
The incident, according to statements released by Scottsdale Police on Wednesday, resulted in a loss of anywhere from $200,000 to $600,000. The restaurant is slated to close in a couple of weeks.
During a news conference on Friday, Don Carson, the owner of the soon-to-close restaurant, choked up as he went through the names of some of the Hall of Fame baseball players whose memorabilia he owns.
"The balls do represent my life, and of the 33 balls, 19 of the gentlemen are dead," said Carson. "I had a lot of emotions going through my mind, and it wasn't until Wednesday evening, when I was home and started to think about it and decided to be proactive and do whatever I could to try and solve the problem."
That was when Carson decided to hand over $10,000 of his own money to Silent Witness, in hopes that someone steps forward.
"I've gotten to know a lot of people, and I take this personally," said Carson. "There's a lot of things that you get thrown at you. Everybody does. What I hope is that is can bring my property back because this is its home. This is where it belongs."
Anyone with information should leave an anonymous tip by calling Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Spanish speakers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Testigo Silencioso at 480-TESTIGO.
Si tiene alguna información sobre este caso, llame a la línea de Testigo Silencioso (480-TESTIGO, 480-837-8446).